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Omniwomen opens four new chapters to celebrate International Women’s Day08.03.2017
Omnicom’s global organisation for championing female talent within the company is expanding globally, opening new chapters in Canada, France, Germany and the United Arab Emirates on International Women’s Day, and bringing the total number of chapters to 10.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, Omniwomen across Canada will gather in Toronto to initiate the new chapter, while the German chapter it hosting its launch event in Berlin. OmniwomenUAE will launch on 8 March and Omniwomen UK will also host its third annual Leadership Summit in London with nearly 200 guests including internal and external speakers.
“We launched Omniwomen less than three years ago and it amazes me to see the groundswell of support to increase the number of senior women within our organization around the globe,” said Omniwomen founder and dean of Omnicom University Janet Riccio. “We are fortunate to have the most talented women in our industry and it’s so inspiring to see their creativity and passion to effect change on International Women’s Day and throughout the year.”
Omniwomen challenged the women of Omnicom, as part of this year’s #BeBoldForChange theme, to share what action they would take to help drive gender parity and inclusiveness, to which over 100 members replied.
“Diversity has to be part of a company’s DNA if you are going to be successful long-term. At Omnicom, our commitment starts from the top and, while we still have a ways to go, workplace equality is a priority for our business,” said Omnicom senior vice president and chief diversity officer Tiffany Warren. “As a member of Omniwomen, I’m proud to support their mission to address mind-sets and develop a more inclusive, holistic diversity agenda for Omnicom and our industry.”
You can watch OMG UK chief marketing officer Sam Phillips speak at Festival of Media Global in Rome about a diverse HR strategy. To celebrate International Women’s Day, use promo code IWD17FOMG between 11am GMT 8 to 9 March to get 22% (£500) off the price of your ticket here.